Growing Food & Agtech
startups into leading enterprises

About StartLife

Tomorrow’s global food supply challenges demand a radical approach to innovation in the Food and Agriculture sectors today. Due to their innovative capacity, StartLife believes that startups are the propelling force behind the agrifoodtech innovations required to meet global food demand in the future. We help these entrepeneurial talents reach their full potential.

About StartLife

Tomorrow’s global food supply challenges demand a radical approach to innovation in the Food and Agriculture sectors today. Due to their innovative capacity, StartLife believes that startups are the propelling force behind the agrifoodtech innovations required to meet global food demand in the future. We help these entrepeneurial talents reach their full potential.

Our mission is to accelerate AgriFoodTech startups shaping a sustainable food system.

Unparalleled vision since 2010

StartLife empowers founders to build and grow Food & Agritech startups with lasting impact. In 2010, StartLife was founded to built, support and fund startups propelling breakthrough technologies in the domains of Food & Agriculture and creating lasting impact.

Committed to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Meet the StartLife team

StartLife is a team of passionate startup and agrifood professionals who are wholeheartedly committed to impact-driven innovation in the agrifood industry. Practically all team members have a solid academic and/or business background in food & agriculture, some are former startup founders and belong to farmer families themselves. Pleased to meet you!

Vatsal Arora

Communication Support Officer

Bram van Beek

Bram van Beek

Head of Marketing & Communications

Jean Boudillon

Jean Boudillon

Program Manager

Giulia Crastolla

Giulia Crastolla

Investor Relations Manager

Declan Godfrey

Content Manager

Jorien Hattink

Startup Analyst

Suradj Hiralal

Suradj Hiralal

Startup Business Coach

Bea van der Horst

Financial Manager

Jouke Kardolus

Jouke Kardolus

Startup Business Coach

Morris Koetse

Program Support Officer

Jan Meiling

Managing Director

Marcel Oognik

Startup Business Coach

Francesco Pasanisi

Program Support Officer

Samuel Rapolu

Startup Analyst

Loet Rammelsberg

Loet Rummenie

Program Director

Annelies Schenk

Manager Innovation & Partnerships

Bernadette Sztojka

Bernadette Sztojka

Startup Partnership Manager

Laura Thissen

Operations Director

Kaz Vermeer

Startup Business Coach

Carolina Villa

Business Developer

Meet the global StartLife community

StartLife has a small core team, but a large and ever growing community of talented people and organizations from all over the world that support (y)our mission.

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Our impact-driven game-changers
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Our devoted 'yodas'
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Our innovation champions

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